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Beyond "Life is Beautiful" : comedy and tragedy in the cinema of Roberto Benigni

Author: Grace Russo Bullaro
Publisher: Leicester : Troubador, ©2005.
Series: Transference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Russo Bullaro's collection focuses on Benigni's Oscar winning La vita e bella/Life is Beautiful, a film which has set off continuous and often bitter debate about Holocaust representation and historical consciousness. The topics covered in Russo Bullaro's collection offer insights from critics around the world in a forum for the consideration of the wider issues that Benigni's films provoke."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bullaro, Grace Russo.
Beyond "Life is Beautiful".
Leicester : Troubador, ©2005
(OCoLC)607603781
Named Person: Roberto Benigni; Roberto Benigni; Roberto Benigni; Roberto Benigni
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Russo Bullaro
ISBN: 1904744834 9781904744832
OCLC Number: 60490469
Description: 324 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Tracing the trajectory to Life is beautiful in Benigni's comic art / Grace Russo Bullaro --
Italian sketch films and the narrative genealogy of Roberto Benigni's You upset me / David Scott Diffrient --
The Italian Buster Keaton? Roberto Benigni's The monster and the comic machine / William Van Watson --
Johnny Stecchino: L'Italia nel caleidoscopio / Umberto Taccheri --
"Perché non ho scritto la Divina commedia? Perché non c'ho pensato": Dante's Commedia and the comic art of Roberto Benigni / Vittorio Montemaggi --
Benigni's Pinocchio, or the tale of a failed national icon / Rebecca West --
Benigni's postmodern storehouse of culture / Victoria Kirkham --
Benigni's life-affirming lie: Life is beautiful as an aesthetic and moral response to the holocaust / Gefen Bar-on --
La torta etiope e il cavallo ebreo: metaphor mythopoeia and symbolisms in Life is beautiful / Laura Leonardo --
Life is beautiful and the protection of innocence: fable, fairy tale or just excuses? / Grace Russo Bullaro --
Ma la vita è davvero bella? Lo spettacolo dell'olocausto, ovvero del nuovo kitsch / Erminia Passannanti --
"No true darkness"? The critical response to Life is beautiful in Italy and Australia / Mirna Cicioni --
Breaking the commandments of holocaust representation? Conflicting genre expectations in audience responses to Schindler's list and Life is beautiful / Janice Wendi Fernheimer.
Series Title: Transference.
Responsibility: Grace Russo Bullaro.

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"Russo Bullaro's collection focuses on Benigni's Oscar winning La vita e bella/Life is Beautiful, a film which has set off continuous and often bitter debate about Holocaust representation and historical consciousness. The topics covered in Russo Bullaro's collection offer insights from critics around the world in a forum for the consideration of the wider issues that Benigni's films provoke."--Jacket.

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